I've always loved the rolling hills of California's Pacheco Pass (highway 152), especially in the springtime. The grass is green and wildflowers are everywhere. I really wanted to photograph this area but it's a very dangerous highway and I couldn't drive or walk.
On this particular day I had my camera with me. I had to go to Stanford Hospital and on the way home, I wanted to take some photos of some Tule Elk at the San Luis NWR. We started up the climb to Pacheco Pass and I decided to try to take some photos as I was sitting here on the back seat on the van. The skies were sunny and there weren't any clouds. Perfect day. I had some obstacles though. I had a great view, the van had a great big window, but the glass was tinted heavily. I had to open it up almost all the way to get enough light and also freeze the landscape...remember we were traveling at 70 mile per hour.
I did not get any Elk that day...too far away. I did get a few good shots from the drive though. I really loved this shot. These three trees could not have been more perfect and all at 70 MPH!
Must see it LARGER: 'Three Trees at 70 MPH' On Black
Was seen in Explore Highest position: 13 on Wednesday, April 5, 2007
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